Tribal Antique 19th Century Turkish Kilim, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: Mid 19th Century
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The Tribal antique Turkish rug designs from mid 19th century are known for their bold geometric patterns and beautiful use of contrasting colors. This antique kilim rug dates from the final century of the Ottoman Empire and demonstrates many of the design features common in antique rugs of that time. It is based on the hexagon with smaller motifs regularly distributed throughout the background.
This fascinating tribal antique 19th Century Turkish kilim uses a striking combination of colors including medium and dark blue, salmons, reds, browns, grays, yellows, and an ivory background. Traditional motifs outlined in contrasting colors give this beautiful and captivating antique flat weave rug a tribal quality that makes it different from the formal designs that were typically commissioned for palaces and public works. One of the more interesting features of this antique rug is that it features a different type of border on the sides and ends, rather than having a design that goes all the way around. This flat woven antique tribal rug stands as testimony to the diversity of art forms and styles that were present in 18th century Turkey.
The colors in this antique flat woven Turkish kilim rug are striking. At one point, this long and narrow tribal rug seems as if it may have been part of a much larger piece. But that is actually not the case as many of these were woven in panels and then sewn together to create the intended larger single piece. This antique Turkish kilim rug has a story to tell and a lot of history woven into its threads. It is a beautiful collectible that will be treasured as much for the story it has to tell as for its striking colors and beautiful tribal character.
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